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SECURITY AND FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MULTILEVEL SECURE DISTRIBUTED…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
20430
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
20430
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
The Federated Software Group,
342 W. Madison Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: SECURITY AND FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MULTILEVEL SECURE DISTRIBUTED OPERATING ENVIRONMENTS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $48,880.00
 

Abstract:

The lack of Multilevel Secure (MLS) computer systems within the Department of Defense (DOD) is recognized as a significant shortcoming. Past efforts to build secure computing environments have resulted in a multiplicity of single-level systems, operating on a system high mode, with each system handling a single level of classified information. This results, in addition to difficulties and inefficiencies in intercommunication, in significant data redundancy, overclassification, time delays, and the added expense of maintenance and operational costs associated with redundant equipment. There have been several recent efforts to develop workable distributed computing environments. None of these have made serious inroads into addressing multilevel security. Part of the lack of progress is attributable to our lack of understanding of the impact of security as applied to a true distributed computing environment. The objective of this effort is to identify and analyze the functional capabilities required by a distributed computing environment capable of supporting heterogeneous processors performing real-time operations. The security threats to a distributed system will also be identified and analyzed. In addition, several existing distributed operating environments will be analyzed as possible candidates for designing a trusted distributed computing environment. Finally, some initial requirements for the design of a trusted distributed operating system will be developed.

Principal Investigator:

Douglas Nelson
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

The Federated Software Group,
342 W. Madison Kirkwood, MO 63122

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No